Improvements to Junod Playground, 12770 Dunks Ferry Road, were celebrated yesterday by City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.); the city’s Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources Michael DiBerardinis; and members of the Junod Playground Advisory Council during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Parkwood facility.
The city spent $860,000 to renovate the playground with a 6,900-square-foot play area and a 4,000-square-foot water spray area that replaces a swimming pool.
The spray area is activated by a push button, which preserves water when the unit is not in use. State of the art play equipment was installed, including two new sets of swings, slides, climbing stretchers and play nets.
New site furnishings include benches and tables, both of which are handicap accessible. New landscaping was planted including red maple and crape myrtle trees, along with various shrubs.
For safety, a fence was installed around the entire play area, pedestrian lighting was installed and, for added security, eight video cameras with sonic devices were added. ••